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the new title pope emeritus. the vatican says he will continue to use his papal title rather than reverting to -- he will also have to change what he wears. the simple white people rope will remain. his ring and the papal seal, they will be destroyed and the new ones will be forged when the next pope is appointed. in a sign of changing times, he will also need to give up his twitter handle. let's speak to barbara. no more tweaking for benedict. i just wonder how much of a tweeter he was. >> not much of one, although he had a lot of followers. 1.5 million or just under 2 million, something like that. he has only tweeted a handful of times. i don't think that was a particular media success as far as the vatican policy goes. hopefully the next pope will also start tweeting again, possibly a bit more frequently. we while, this pope is engaged in his last duty as pontiff, beating the cardinals, really a last goodbye before he leaves the vatican -- meeting the cardinals, really the last goodbye before he leaves the vatican. he will be getting on a helicopter at 4:00 gmt, saying a final
be east of us in the next hour and dealing with cloud cover here for most of your monday along with these mild temperatures. right now warming up and it's just rain, reagan national reported a temperature of 39. bwi 37. enjoy today, it's going to warmup into the upper 50s and a few low 60s south and west of washington this afternoon. with a few peaks of sunshine but predominantly a cloudy monday. a very active weather pattern. might be wintery weather on the way. details on that in a minute. let's do traffic with julie wright. >> on the roads right now hands are full. police activity tying up the community along route 5 near silver hill road and route 5 at iverson. blocked because wires on the highway. inbound on 50 down to 26 miles an hour headed in towards northeast washington. pop up the cameras and show you what else is happening. southbound 270, they cleared an accident that was tying up the right hand exit. the right lanes rather headed on to the inner loop of the bhelt way. delays south on 270 and again from falls road headed out towards the split. lanes are open 395 and
's attorney says his online use blames a sick fantasy, not a murder plot. who can blame you, says the defense attorneys, it is the stuff of horror fiction, but like horror fiction, it is not true. >> have you heard him talk about anything like this? >> nope. >> reporter: there's never been any sort of discussion about cannibalism? >> never. >> and a forensic psychologist said this is possible that this was all fantasy. >> typically, the individuals i have encountered that have actually engaged in serial murders or engaged in cannibalism, don't really write about it. >> reporter: but prosecutors say valle was ready to act. in evidence, this conversation with a coconspirator. how big is your oven? valle says, big enough to fit in one of these girls if i cut their legs. >> and the most serious is conspiracy to commit kidnapping which carries a sentence of a maximum of life in prison. the trial is expected to last about two weeks. >>> wjz is following a developing story from north baltimore. more than a dozen hopkins employees are hospitalized.
his own legacy? >> well, this is the tremendous question that lies before us. i mean, there is no job description for a retired pope. >> reporter: so, benedict remains pope until the end of the month. the cardinals have to assemble here for a conclave to elect his successor within 20 days. that takes us to mid-march. which means that a billion catholics around the world should have a new pope by easter. diane? >> all right, jeffrey, thank you. and, of course, that new pope will have to face the call for change, from many people in the american catholic church. there are 77.7 million catholics here in the united states. nearly 1 in 4 of us is catholic. and rhode island, new jersey and massachusetts still have the highest concentration of catholics. but in sheer numbers, the biggest growth is among hispanics. and abc's cecilia vega spent the day gathering american reaction from all over. cecilia? >> reporter: diane, good evening. we're here at st. mary's cathedral in san francisco and as you said, we've been speaking with catholics all day long. and i will tell you, boy, the surprise do
really surprised. >> reporter: pope benedict had been looking frail recently, using a moveable platform during services, so he wouldn't have to walk. relying on a cane. the pope wants more rest, said his 89-year-old brother in germany. he said his brother has been thinking about stepping down for months. and had been advised by his doctors not to take anymore long, international flights, such as a planned trip to brazil in july. the pope's decision is unprecedented in modern times. the last similar case was pope celestine v, who had praise for pope benedict today. >> he has given church the last great service he will give the church. he's stepping off the stage when he feels he can't exercise the office of peter. >> reporter: benedict seemed to many a reluctant pope, as cardinal ratzinger under john paul ii, he was known as a conservative guardian of church doctrine, opposing women priests, abortion and homosexuality. as pope, he inherited the church's biggest scandal in decades. revelations that priests had sexually abused children. he met with victims and apologized. >> for all, i exp
. their families were here and he spoke to us about them. no doubt that your fallen comrades are going to be in that room with you. >> they'll be there, i just know it. >> reporter: he told us the medal belongs to them, too. a somber occasion to be sure, although his 18-month-old son colin nearly stole the show before it started. you're out of the military. what are your dreams and aspirations and hopes now? >> to be that dad and father, that husband. they've really missed out on the 11 years i was in, and to watch them grow up and be successful. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >> a well-deserved honor there. in the same battle, eight soldiers did not make it out. 22 were wounded. he was representing all of them and they were all in that room yesterday. >> and it was wrfl to see the juxtaposition between the dad crying and the little boy having a wonderful time playing peekaboo behind the podium. >> he'll appreciate that when he gets older. we'll be right back, everybody. ev...direction for my life..... ...through my accomplishments... ...and now, with help... ..
. "we must trust in the mighty power of god's mercy. we are all sinners, but his grace transforms us and makes us new." just ahead, benedict's health, his replacement, and what's next for the catholic church. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining me. i'm carol costello. we begin with a bombshell greeting 1 billion catholics around the world. their spiritual leader, pope benedict xvi stepping down at the end of the month. we're bringing you all the angles of this developing story. joining me now for this hour's special coverage, chris cuomo, he's in new york. >> good morning, carol. great to joining here. >>> shocking news because this simply hasn't been done. it's been almost 600 years since a pope resigned. it was gregory xii. it was to end the civil war. the question becomes why is pope benedict doing this now? we're going to get reaction first because no one saw this coming, certainly in this country. let's start off our coverage with deb feyerick in st. patrick's cathedral in new york city, the center of the american catholic tradition here. deb,
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backyard. he said he used an old high school football move to take him down. >> the bad. a condor gets loose during a hockey game in california. the mascot having so much team spirit, it jumped from its handler and made a run for it. at one point it jumped into the stands. and the ugly: a wintry war zone in massachusetts. dozens of students from harvard and m.i.t. lining up in cambridge to square off in a massive snowball fight after the weekend's blizzard. >> time for your brew on this question of the day responses. we asked your favorite moment at the grammys. >> jennifer said, from pennsylvania, my favorite moment was the return of justin timberlake. so talented and cute. >> scott from wisconsin said sting coming to perform. thanks to everyone who responded. "fox & friends" starts right now. >>gretchen: good morning. today is monday, february 11 already, 2013. i'm gretchen carlson. i hope you had a great weekend. we begin with extreme weather striking the south. homes wrecked, dozens injured as a tornado tears through a mississippi town. brand-new pictures as rescue workers surveys
to use the bathroom. >>gretchen: the ship will be towed to mexico. it is expected to arrive on wednesday. >>gretchen: a real-life tragedy for reality tv. a crash yesterday near los angeles. all three members aboard the aircraft were killed. the cause not known. >>> a storm generated in southern california after somebody said they spotted christopher dorner. -- a lowe's store was closed. the city announced a $1 million reward for information leading to dorner's capture. >> this is an act of domestic terrorism. this is a man who has targeted those that we entrust to protect the public. >>gretchen: riverside, california, police also identified officer michael crane as the veteran officer dorner is accused of killing in an ambush last week. he will be laid to rest later on this week. this steamy "sports illustrated," this is the cover that has david letterman fuming. that is because it was leaked before he could reveal it. kate upton is the cover girl for the second year in a row. letterman has a deal that he was supposed to announce the cover. the magazine hits stores tomorrow. those are yo
to u.s. national security and to international peace and security. north korea has been warning for weeks that it was about to test its nuclear arsenal. on tuesday morning, it exploded a bomb in a facility one kilometer underground near the same location of its nuclear test in 2006 and 2009. >> there is concern that they could come up with a delivery system for their nuclear weapons. >> reporter: last week the u.s. and south korean navies launched military drills in the region as a show of force. north korea's test demonstrates a significant split from its main patron, china. recently beijing warned leader kim jong-un against any weapons tests. >> they've said publicly that there would be real consequences for north korea. what those consequences are we have to see, but i suspect it's going to be more than an angry lettered. >> reporter: china is one of the few countries supporting north korea's fragile economy and could respond by cutting financial aid. this latest test may provide evidence of the strength of north korea's nuclear arsenal. >> if this is a uranium enrichment tes
shredded wheat. none of us think bad things are gonna happen to us. i'm here at my house on thanksgiving day, and i have a massive heart attack right in my driveway. an artery in your heart, it's called the widow maker. and mine was 95% blocked. they took me to the hospital, and the doctor put me on a bayerspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. i'm a blue-collar worker. to me, bayer aspirin is another tool. go talk to your doctor. you're not indestructible anymore. ♪ >> steve: we know eventually she would walk into the studio. here she is. >> gretchen: i think it's going to be a new thing. we wanted to know if there would be a dynasty walk. but maybe in the after the show show. >> anything is possible in the after the show show. >> brian: tomorrow, geraldo rivera will be here. john mccain, we'll find out who is cooler. >> gretchen: see you tomorrow. bill: it is a day of history truly. in less than two hours pope benedict xvi departs the vatican as pope for the last time, a remark
on the l.i.e. due to the heavy snowfall. alison kosik joins us now from ronkokoma, new york. >> it's monday morning, people are trying to get to work and part of the long island expressway, the reyes bound side is closed. the westbound side, the part that heads to new york city, that is open. the cars are going. but if you're lucky enough to get to the highway, that's a great thing. the side streets are a different story. they barely have been plowed. look at how deep this snow still is days after this blizzard hit. i talked with one person this morning. he said it took him one hour to go ten miles, just to give you an idea about how tough it is to travel on these side streets. look at that big truck over here. it just got stuck here. we have a suffolk police officer trying to help that trucker. why about these highways close? we can go back to that video you showed, john. over the weekend, you know, this storm really hit on friday during rush hour. a lot of people were trying to head home, beat the storm but they clearly didn't because the snow fell so fast so hard. that's why those -- tha
bin laden from the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. who took him out. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> all that coming up, but there's also developments happening right now in southern california. frayed nerves and a cold trail, as investigators search for the fired los angeles police officer christopher dorner who's declared war on the police, now wanted in the murders of three people. we're standing by for a news conference. the prosecutor is going to be giving us new information. let's check in with cnn's miguel marquez in los angeles for an update. do police have any serious clues right now? >> reporter: it's not for lack of trying. they are trying to create those clues. they say they have 600 clues that hundreds of investigators are trying to pile through. right now, people are very nervous across the entire state. nervous students return. schools finally reopened in big bear. >> there's a bad guy on the loose and we don't want to get shot by him. >> reporter: today, it's security, along with students. >> today we feel much better.
the u.s. condemnation is pouring in around the world. >>> the next pope. we have new details from rome this morning. >>> and a hotel raided in mexico overnight? has suspected cop-killer christopher dorner fled over the border? >>> is a breakfast soda what you need to kick-start your day? >>> good tuesday morning, everybody. we do begin with breaking news out of north korea. defiantly bragging this morning that it just conducted its third nuclear test. >> the underground test is the first for new leader kim jong-un. president obama issued a statement overnight calling the move have highly provocative act. the test appeared to be more powerful than the previous test. akiko fujita explains the significance. >> reporter: it would mean that north korea is a step closer to its stated goal to create a nuclear warhead that is small enough to be mounted on top of a long-range missile that is capable of reaching the u.s. it comes two weeks after they conducted a missile test in direct defiance of u.n. security council resolutions. >> the u.n. security council is holding an emergency meeting to a
test under kim jong-un, who said the test is aimed at ferocious u.s. hostility towards north korea. in december, also successfully tested a long-range missile, capable of reaching hawaii. the white house is calling this a highly provocative act. and calling on actions from the international community. there's very little the u.s. or the u.n. can do at this point since strong sanctions are already in place. in fact, this morning, north korea is saying, we will consider search of our ships and other sanctions by the international community as an act of war. and, josh, they say it will bring on relentless retaliatory attacks. >> we will certainly keep our eye on this. martha, thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, there's word this morning of a new poll out, planned for the u.s. forces in afghanistan. the pentagon is reportedly pushing a timetable that would keep some 8,000 troops in the country after the mission officially ends next year. white house advisers have pushed for a more aggressive withdrawal. the president is expected to announce a final decision soon. >>> an outpouring of su
on the cover last year. ho-hum. kate upton. that is an amazing shoot in antarctica. kate will join us live to talk about that. >>> and then why is al weathering the elements in this new psa? he will explain. >>> nuclear test overnight from a defiant north korea. nbc's jim miklaszewski is at the pentagon this morning. mick, what can you tell us? >> nobody was surprised by the test itself. they knew it was coming. no one knew the exact timing. this one, in fact, has set off alarm bells. early readings are that this nuclear device that was tested may be three to six times more powerful than any previous nuclear test by the north koreans. the north koreans also claim that they did it with a much smaller device, perhaps meaning that they have made progress in miniaturizing nuclear weapons that could be put on the top of ballistic missiles that could ultimately threaten the united states. nobody is confirming that yet but it's got everybody's attention. now today's test drew a rapid and strong response from the white house. the president condemned the blast, saying it threatens u.s. security and
for joining us. i'm fredricka whitfield. the top stories we're following for you right now, the vatican is sapphiring back against media reports on sex, money and gay priests calling them unverified or completely false would if italian publications claim pope benedict decided to resign the same day he received an explosive report on a gay lobby lurking in the vatican. cnn's senior international correspondent ben wedeman is in rome. >> they are blasting in uncharacteristically strong terms, fredricka, are these reports, reports that appeared in a daily newspaper, "la repubblica" and a week live magazine panorama which suggests that indeed this group of three cardinals who were assigned by pope benedict to look into wrongdoing in the vatican found or allegedly uncovered, according to these publications a network of gay priests within the vatican who were being blackmailed according to these reports by a network of male prostitutes in rome. now, the vatican is roundly denying that these reports taking place, accusing the italian media of trying to influence the conclave, that group of 116
transforms us and makes us new. this would be historical. the last time a pope resigned happened 600 years ago. that would be pope gregory iv in 1415. the very first pope to resign was pope clement in the year 101, 1,100 years ago roughly that the first pope resigned. many questions about whether popes in modern times think resignation is acceptable or not. pope benedict said, in fact, made it very clear that being able to resign was acceptable and made this part of the statement released from the vatican, both strength of mind and body is necessary, and lots of questions, of course. we know the date he would be stepping down, which would be february 28th. many questions about why now? mep notice that the pope is much more frail in recent months, and the question would be unbelie unbelievably unusual. let's go to nic robertson joining us by phone. nic, lots of questions. nic live in london this morning. a bit of a stunner. was there any indication that this resignation was coming? >> absolutely none whatsoever, and the last few months, the pope started a twitter account, not what you expec
headlines for your wallet. the dow surging near record highs. bianna's going to bring us that. >>> and how about this? the hairstylist at war over a fortune. the co-workers said they bought the ticket as a group. one of them claimed the whole prize for herself. and that would never happen here. >> mostly never. >> full morning ahead. >>> of course, let's go back, now, to george in rome. george? >> and it is just a glorious day here, robin. sunny, warm. almost spring-like. those cardinals that the pope met with this morning have already begun their informal discussions about who the next pope is going to be. and the pope gave them some direction today. they come from 50 countries. and benedict asked them to work like an orchestra, to create harmony out of their differences. abc's david wright is here with us. and, david, the pope made clear that once he steps down, there will be only one pope. >> an important point to make. at the end of this day, for the first time since the middle ages, we will have a pope and an ex-pope. previous popes may well have said their good-byes to the cardinals.
-key pope. he hasn't been the media star that john paul ii used to be. he has just tidecided to stay te to his character. and made the announcement not lock like such a big deal. >> claudio lavagna in rome. we will be check iing in with y throughout the morning. and now with more here is savannah. >> thanks, matt. >>> a consultant, thank you for being with us. >> hello. >> george, it's savannah. an incredibly surprising turn of events. what is the process for replace ing a pope under these circumstances? >> savannah, let's pause on that first statement just a moment. this is a surprise in that it hasn't happened in 717 years, but it's not a surprise in that benedict xvi has, on several public occasions and in his most recent interview book said that if he ever reached the judgment in conscience, as that statement said today, that he could not give the church the service it deserves because of advancing age or ill health that he would abdicate. i think it's a great statement about the humility of joseph ratzinger, as he will become at the moment of his abdication once again. and in a str
and he join us now. >> reporter: the parade has been over for two hours and the clean up is well on the way. this lighting set is being broken down. and based on the smiles of people leaving the parade, it was another success. the weather could not have been nicer. >> just out here with family having a good time and celebrating chinese new year, the year of the snake. >> reporter: with such nice conditions. the huge crowd was fired up. >> reporter: mayor ed lee showed off. >> every year we get to show off the biggest parade in the world. this is like number 10 in the world. >> reporter: it was a night for marching bands including this one from uc davis. fireworks and floats some of the stars of the show were the smallest of performers including these youngsters from west portal school. >> we know little kids who are in the parade. i'm happy there are so many little ones, they are so cute. >> the youngsters were so excited about all they were seeing. >> it's so awesome because there's a big parade and a lot of people. >> reporter: the korean hit ganghan style got a lot of people o
understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ >>> good morning. i'm chris jansing, live in vatican city. you can see the vatican behind me. and boy, there is an interesting energy in this city. preparations underway for the conclave. that will, of course, elect the successor to pope benedict after that shocking decision yesterday to step down. and another big story we're following is back at home, because the president is putting the finishing touches on the first state of the union speech of his second term. and we'll have a lot more on that coming up in this hour. but this morning, we are starting to get new information about pope benedict, and particularly about his health. decisions that may have played into his shocking announcement to abdicate. for example, we now know this morning, the pope has had a pacemaker for some time and actually had a minor operation to replace its batteries three months ago. we're also hearing
. >> do you remember that show the monkeys that used to talk back in the day. >> that monkey might be a good reality show. i do feel bad for it. thanks, bob. >> a car plunged into a frozen pond but two people in it. [ laughter ] >> bret: no, no, no. tomorrow, as i segway on "special report." we will preview the state of the union address with white house press secretary jay carney and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. that's it for "special report" tonight. fair, balanced and unafraid. it's good to be back. >> this is the fox report. a gunman opens fire in a courthouse lobby. three people are dead tonight. what officials say sparked that deadly violence. plus, the resignation of a pope. >> i think primarily he just felt like physically he was not up to the job as. >> ultimately responsibility of love for the church. >> pope benedict was a great pope and he followed in some big shoes and i think he did a beautiful job. >> but the announcement a shock to many. and now the catholic church must find its next leader. >> maybe they need somebody younger. a breath of fresh air. >> m
for him, but at the same time, we understand, he makes us understand that this was a decision made with serenity. what i've heard is that he went and he divested his investments and he simply said, it's in god's hands. and i think that trust in god that he's shown for his ponti pontifica pontificate, he'll continue to follow through. >> but a kind of a paradox. this is a very traditional pope. he brought back some of the latin and pre-vatican procedures the to the mass, yet he is charting this whole new territory. i think it has a lot to do, frankly, with modern medicine and the fact that we keep people alive a lot longer, but as he pointed out, he's leading this huge organization of 1.1 billion people and it takes a certain amount of stamina and energy. >> there are two things that your comments make me think of. one, we've kind of cast him as this traditional pope, but he shows up on the scene, you know, the rottweiler, god's rottweiler, and about how god is loved. the next thing you know, he's first creating this big ruckus, but then the next thing you know, we have this incredi
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. rosemary is tracking your weather. >> yes, a nice day. mostly clear, a little cool. some of us are a lot cooler. some of us not so much. it has to do with the winds i'm seeing in the hills and around the bay area. by the afternoon the winds will relax. the temperatures will be warmer that be what we were yesterday. i'll show you by how much and the reason behind these winds and when i expect they will go away coming up. >>> and with the start of the daytona 500 just hours away, nascar says that drivers will start their engines as planned despite a big wreck in the final lap of the sprint cup series yesterday that caused major damage at the speedway. >> we met with nascar at 8:00 a.m. we reviewed all the repairs we made last evening. we worked late into the evening and we're prepared to go racing today. >> just a short time ago the daytona international president said that crews spent the night fixing a damaged fence that is used to protect fans. people who have tickets in that area will be reseated if they request it. there was a crash yesterday with fans jumping out of their seats that
continues. "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt with us here tonight from our newsroom. this caught everybody by surprise, didn't it? >> it certainly did, bill. that was the first sentiments expressed by pretty much everybody within the catholic church within the world of catholicism the fact that the pope would resign. second sentiment we heard expressed a great deal today by cardinal dollan in new york city was a sense of sympathy for what the pope has been going through and admiration for the decision he made. listen. >> >> my affection for and my admiration for pope benedict the xvith has skyrocketed. it was already high. but i love him so much as a brother bishop. bishop of rome who appointed me tore archdiocese of new york, to y'all, to the holy father who made me a cardinal. i just always admired him as a scholar, as a priest, as a holy man. and now my admiration for him is even higher. because of his humility. >> those sentiments echoed by many within the catholic church. some others in particular from the likes of latin america and africa already beginning the
. -- right now on the phone. thank you for joining us. >> it's a pleasure to be on. >> father, what is your first reaction to the news? father wauck. george stephanopoulos in new york. your initial reaction to the news that pope benedict has resigned? >> it's a great surprise for the whole church. everyone in the vatican and the whole catholic world. the same time, it's not completely surprising, given what the pope had already written about the possibility of resigning. and it's clear that in terms of his mental capacities, he's in excellent shape. he's very sharp. and when he says he's taking this -- making this decision with full freedom, it's clear that that's the case. and what makes -- that makes one believe that this is an thakt he's taking out of a sense of responsibility and love for the church. >> and setting a significant precedent. in modern time, at least, many popes have taken the position this is an thaufoffice that cout be resigned. >> i think his statement that his awareness is above all, spiritual, and carried out through suffering is meant to respond to that. he's well aw
it threatens. u.s. national security. he says the united states will continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. and as matt mentioned a moment ago, the security council at the u.n. meeting at this moment to discuss tightening and increasing sanctions against 2340r9 korea, but all of that is for not unless china steps up and takes some responsibility here and itself imposes tougher restrictions on oil shipments and other supplies to north korea. but, you know, at the same time this is an indication that any hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong ill is different than his father. this nuclear test overnight is an indication that he, like his father, are intent on becoming a nuclear power, savannah. >> jim, i know we recently saw in january some very threatening language coming out of the north korean leadership, so this is something the u.s. is watching very, very closely. jim at the pentagon for us. thank you. now here's matt. >>> savannah, thank you. we're learning more about thorng about the vatican's plans to elect a new pope in the wake of p
, whatever they say is true. and maybe some of us will find out some of it is not true later. well, we have lost too many lives as a result of how the media handled that. >> that is called being skeptical, it is healthy, the size of the things they are size to portray is directly in response to the size of what they're trying to sell. i know you took a hit for a long time for doing it. and congratulations on everything since then. thank you for being here tonight. >> thank you rachel, and thank you for your documentary this week. god bless you. >> god bless you back, all right, that does it for us tonight. thank you for joining us on a friday night. "weekends with alex witt" starts now. >>> six days and counting, sextise seeking the truth on the massive budget cuts set to take place in less than a week. >>> what does a butcher shop have to do with impending budget cuss? >>> brace yourself, again. parts of the northeast will get hit by a snowstorm. >>> oscar predictions. who will get the biggest awards? one expert will tell you. >>> let's get to what's happening out there. president obama ta
it for us tonight. thank you for joining us on a friday night. "weekends with alex witt" starts now. >>> six days and counting, sextise seeking the truth on the massive budget cuts set to take place in less than a week. >>> what does a butcher shop have to do with impending budget cuss? >>> brace yourself, again. parts of the northeast will get hit by a snowstorm. >>> oscar predictions. who will get the biggest awards? one expert will tell you. >>> let's get to what's happening out there. president obama taking aim at congressional republicans with six days until the painful, across the board budget cuts if no deal can be made. >> are republicans letting cuts to fall on our kids' schools and mental health care to protect corporate loopholes. are they willing to slash military health care and border patrol because they refuse to eliminate tax breaks for big oil companies. are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask anything more of those at the very top? >> republicans are putting the blame squarely on president obama. this week's republican
further updates. so we hope you join us. >> gretchen: log on for the after the show show. have a great monday. good-bye, everyone. 600 years. it is big news and hit like a bombshell today. i figured you needed some news. martha: you came back from your vacation with very big news. bill: i want to thank the pontiff for waiting for this. martha: even the pope's closest advisers say this decision took them by surprise. the news broke a couple hours ago. in his statement he says after repeatedly examined my conscience before god that my strength due to an advanced age are no longer suited to the petrine ministry. >> reporter: pope benedict 16 says he will be quitting february 28, less than 8 years into his papacy. he said his strength has deteriorated the last couple months and he noted a lack of strength to fulfill his mission. the senior sa senior advisor sae noticed the pope slowing down. we watched pope john paul ii suffer through the last few years of his papacy. maybe he wanted to avoid that. the former cardinal joseph ratzinger was touched by the charges of child abuse in the cathol
. >> it is what inspires us, right? it lifts our spirit to something more majestic than ourselves. so it really facilitates our prayer, i think. >> it's what andrew greeley used to call the poetry of catholicism that binds us to the church even when we have our problems with it. and i think that's true. and you're also looking at a church that has always known the power of art and the power of art as a pathway to god. i mean it's -- you know, the answer to the reformation was really? look at the art of rome, you know, in the counter reformation and get back to us. >> the bird has lifted off, the papal helicopter. >> now, i am interested in helicopters, by the way, chris, and i am curious whether this is an augusta midland. very solid italian made helicopter that you can see through the bottom right in the front and i see that this one can. >> the brains and the control room. >> an augusta midland. >> what do we have? >> just the way he sat in it. by the way, they're very quiet. you don't have to wear head phones and things like that. >> we're getting that answer right now. >> they're thinking e
bright red shoes. he's been using a moveable platform to carry him down the aisle of st. peters basilica. this morning after he made his announcement, he was helped down from his chair. while this is a surprise the pope has said in the past that he reserved the right to resign if he felt too old to perform his duties. what's next? he still hopes to serve the church through a life dedicated to prayer. elizabeth, back to you. >> greg, good morning to you. lot of people really surprised by the announcement this morning. some cardinals in the audience didn't understand what pope benedict was saying? >> that's also true. one of those occasions in rome the pope actuallies gives his speech in latin. i was watching on tv. i wasn't there in the crowd. i was watching on tv and you could tell some of the cardinals didn't get the latin and really such a serious thing. obviously, they learned soon afterwards from their brother cardinals that it certainly was a momentous decision. the pope is calm and peaceful. i think we have seen him as somebody who's serene. >> what about the timing of this? on the
time with us. >> steve: see you tomorrow. >> brian: look, we had one second left. bill: brian, catch you later. good morning, everybody. a fox news alert. the week-long manhunt for a rogue former cop is apparently over, apparently. after a wild standoff and shootout, some of that shootout caught on live television. [gunfire] that is just some of the barrage of gunfire outside a burning cabin where ex-cop chris dorner was believed to be inside holed up. what is believed to be his remains were found insided charred cabin. that has not been confirmed. they're working to i.d. the party. what a wild day it was and still is now. welcome, everybody. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: that was something late yesterday afternoon. good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. we're told he was hiding out in the big bear resort through this entire duration. he was literally right across from the police command center set up to search for him. bill: unbelievable. william la jeunesse live at police headquarters in l.a. terrifying moments for the police but it appears, we s
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